Sewist’s Name: Michele Anderson of Clay City, Illinois
Type of Project: Cork Bag
Pattern Used: Mina Crossbody by RLR Creations
Featured Date: Week of 12-8-22
Hi everybody! My name is Michele Anderson and I am a quilter who has recently ventured into making bags and purses of all shapes and sizes. In April of this year, I went with a group of friends to AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah. We ran across a booth selling lots of purse and bag supplies and fabric, including cork fabric. Cork fabric is a natural material harvested from the bark of a cork oak tree native to NW Africa and SW Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Algeria and Morocco). Harvesting the bark does not hurt the tree and bark can be harvested approximately every 10 years. Cork fabric is very lightweight and soft. This is my 2nd attempt at using cork fabric and I love it!
I love this purse, and as you can see, it holds all of my necessities. The strap is very comfortable. The purse is lightweight and I always get compliments on it when I carry it. The name of the pattern is the Mina Crossbody by RLR Creations and the pattern is available here at their website.